AMD Processor Upgrade

By Techsprog ยท 4 replies
Jan 6, 2006
  1. Hi All,
    This is my first thread so please be patient with me ! ! ! I have a 4 year old computer which fully satisfies my requirements except it is slow by present standards. I have increased memory to 512megs and frequently carry out all necessary housekeeping although I am sure there is a load of rubbish on the HD which has gathered over the years (but that is another question). The system has an AMD Athlon XP 1500+ processor (1.33ghtz) which sits on a Gigabyte 7VTX 1.x motherboard. Before I start looking at changing the motherboard (which I don't really want to do) my question is what is the fastest AMD processor I can fit to my present board to give me a decent increase in speed and are there any complications I may come up against. I know my choice will be limited but I don't want to get into changing a large number of components or trying to talk Microsoft into letting me re-register Windows XP amongst other things.
    Any advice will be gratefully appreciated.
  2. Jaquio

    Jaquio TS Rookie Posts: 26

    According to what ive reviewed of your MoBo... it a pretty old one.
    Its a Socket A... so im guessing that the fastest AMD CPU it can handle its a AMD Athlon XP 1800+-2000+ kinda that has a Front Side Bus of 200/266 MHz.
  3. Jaquio

    Jaquio TS Rookie Posts: 26

  4. Techsprog

    Techsprog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks Jaquio, Checked out the Link and see where you're coming from. That size processor would be ideal I think. Now all I've got to do is find one in UK.

    Thanks again
  5. Jaquio

    Jaquio TS Rookie Posts: 26

    nice to hear... ehm... read :D

    Happy Computing!!!...
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